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Baltimore's Last Waltz

On a crisp November night, some of Baltimore's best live musicians came together for a performance of The Last Waltz benefiting Moveable Feast and it was amazing.

If you couldn't make it out, please consider making a donation to Moveable Feast.

"The mission of Moveable Feast is to foster a community that cares for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering nutritious meals and groceries and providing nutritional counseling and other services."

WTMD First Thursday September 2018

Unfortunately August’s WTMD First Thursday Festival was drenched with an epic amount of rain, but September was a blast! As the last event of summer 2018 it was a little bittersweet, but we can’t wait to come back next year and capture more of these great Baltimore moments.

Our drone always gets the best seat.

Mikaela Davis.

Mikaela Davis.

Jackie Greene.

Jackie Greene.

Actually maybe this guy got the best seat.

Actually maybe this guy got the best seat.

Cozy.

Tune Yards.

Tune Yards.

See you next year!

Edgewood Elementary Presents - Summer Time

We got to go hang out with some students and shoot a music video at Edgewood Elementary the other day. It was a blast and here's the result. Special thanks to Mrs. Kurjan-Frank for coming to us with this idea. 

Song Produced by Kariz Kids thanks to support from Arts Every Day                                     Teacher: Ms. Adjaye
Direction  by: Mrs. Kurjan-Frank
Performed by: The students of Edgewood Elementary

Bent Knee - Hands Up

From the 2016 album "Say So", available at http://tinyurl.com/bksayso
Watch the live version at https://youtu.be/BwdUAdc2VcE

Music by Bent Knee
Directed by Greg Bowen
Filmed by Rich Ferri, Jon Stenning, and Greg Bowen
Produced by Human Being Productions
From the album "Say So" (Cuneiform Records 2016) 

Starring:
Gabrielle Zabinski-Valdera

Featuring:
Lena Asprinio
Astrid Berger
Leif Berger

Extras:
Michael Costigan
Elena Mertus
Patrick Mulvey
Rosemary Mulvey
Thomas Mulvey
Brianna Murray
Curt Naihersey
Alisa Nanikova
Michael Roberson
Nina Shaut
Donna Tessari

Special Thanks:
Rebekah Zabinski
Zabinski Music Studio
Annie Gjelsvik
Farisa Mulvey


Bent Knee is:
Ben Levin - guitar & vocals
Chris Baum - violin & vocals
Courtney Swain - lead vocals & keyboards
Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth - drums
Jessica Kion - bass & vocals
Vince Welch - production & sound design

Follow Bent Knee
Website: http://bentkneemusic.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/bentkneemusic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bentkneemusic
Instagram: http://instagram.com/bentkneemusic

Cuneiform Records: http://cuneiformrecords.com
Human Being Productions: http://humanbeingproductions.com

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Lyrics

I feel so possessive darling
Keep my toes close to you
With pointed finger I still
Count myself in sets of two

We’ll be so progressive darling
Solar cell on our roof
We’ll renew our vows each morning
Hyperloop our kids to school

I can be malignant darling
When the truth is plain to see
I thought you for hours this week
I’m your best shot presently

I say hands up
I say hands down
When I look inside me baby
You’re throwing me all around
I see flash bulbs
I see LEDs
No matter where I look man
You’re the brightest light in front of me

I seem so pathetic darling
Check my phone constantly
Texts loop like a mantra through me
Buzzing blasts of dopamine

I say hands up
I say hands down
When I look inside me baby
You’re throwing me all around
I see flash bulbs
I see LEDs
No matter where I look man
You’re the brightest light in front of me

We can see the sea change darling
When we touch wirelessly
With our sweaty clothes and eyebrows
We’ll remember how it feels to feel everything

Please don’t go, la la la...

Fenya" Christmas Truce

A lot has been going on here at Human Being Productions, so we didn't really have any time to make our own holiday or end of year video. However, we did manage to work on a of couple holiday videos for our clients. "Christmas Truce" is a music video we made in collaboration with Ryan Harvey of FireBrand Records

"Firebrand is a bold new project from Ryan Harvey (Riot-Folk) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman) dedicated to the global release and distribution of radical, socially conscious music."

It's a beautiful song. Take a look and listen.

Anti-War Christmas single by @vfpuk and @FirebrandRecord Records available on; iTunes: http://smarturl.it/xmastruceit Amazon: http://smarturl.it/xmastruceamz Spotify: http://smarturl.it/xmastruceit During the Christmas of 1914, soldiers on multiple fronts of the First World War put their weapons down and made an unofficial and illegal truce. When the celebrations ended, many would not go back to war with each other. The popular story has been re-told many times as a Christmas miracle. This December 18th, an organisation of veterans of the British military and Tom Morello’s new Firebrand Records release “Christmas Truce” a holiday single and video to promote the ideals behind that truce - soldier-led resistance against war and militarism. Written by Firebrand Records co-founder, folk singer, and longtime anti-war activist Ryan Harvey, “Christmas Truce” is performed by Belgian-born, London-based singer Fenya, an active member of London’s Food Not Bombs. Accompanying the song is a video shot with members of Veterans For Peace UK, featuring former soldiers of conflicts stretching from the Second World War to the present interventions and occupations in Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan. "The Christmas Truce lives in the hearts of millions of people,” says Veterans For Peace UK coordinator Ben Griffin, who served in Northern Ireland, the former-Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Afghanistan with the Parachute Regiment and the Special Air Service. “However we need to move on from the idea of a truce being something that is only carried out at Christmas. Throughout history soldiers have formed truces with their supposed enemies; in fact soldiers often find that they have a lot more in common with the enemy than with their own governments." “I wrote this song to tell a simple story that reflects a much larger reality,” Harvey says. “Soldiers have spoken out, protested, and revolted in almost every war in history. We encourage and need this resistance, because historically, it is one of the single strongest factors in bringing wars to an end. At a time when a civil and proxy-war is ripping Syria apart and the world seems to be lingering on the brink of yet another global catastrophic conflict, this ever-relevant song references history to describe the present.” “We hope to convince people that war is not the solution to the problems of the 21st century,” Griffin concludes. Credits Performed by: Fenya Lyrics by: Ryan Harvey “Songs from the Global Uprisings” http://www.ryanharveymusic.com Artwork: Glenn “Fitzy” Fitzpatrick “My journey in life is to replace blood with paint.“ https://www.facebook.com/fitzybook/ Videography: Ryan Harvey Production & Editing: Human Being Productions Professional video production services to businesses and individuals in Maryland, Virginia, & Washington D.C. http://www.humanbeingproductions.com Released by: Firebrand Records http://www.firebrandrecords.com Veterans For Peace http://veteransforpeace.org.uk

Black Lung European Tour Part 1
Adam_And_Elias_In_Liepzig

Check out part one of our new three-part series, shot on tour with Black Lung through Central Europe. 

After rehearsing for two days in Berlin and spending a fun but strange night at a couch surfing flat, we made way to our first show in Liepzig, Germany. It was at a DIY space buried deep in a back alleyway. Still, this was Germany, so there was a band apartment where we could crash, a kicker table and more booze than we could drink. We weren't able to do a whole lot of shooting in the space - the owners wanted to maintain a level of anonymity due to the venue's questionable legal standings - but it was a wild night and a great kick off to the 3,000km tour we had embarked on.